BuildItemGroup.Clone(Boolean) Method

Definition

Creates a deep or shallow copy of the BuildItemGroup.

public:
 Microsoft::Build::BuildEngine::BuildItemGroup ^ Clone(bool deepClone);
public Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildItemGroup Clone (bool deepClone);
member this.Clone : bool -> Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.BuildItemGroup
Public Function Clone (deepClone As Boolean) As BuildItemGroup

Parameters

deepClone
Boolean

true to create a deep copy of the BuildItemGroup; otherwise, false.

Returns

Remarks

A shallow copy of a BuildItemGroup references the same property group as the original. Modifications a shallow copy will be reflected in both copies.

A deep copy of a BuildItemGroup creates a new XML element to reference so that both copies of the BuildItemGroup can be independently modified.

If the BuildItemGroup corresponds directly to a element in the project (rather than corresponding to a collection of items created after evaluating wildcards in the Include and Exclude attributes of an Item element), only deep copies are allowed.

Applies to